Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz Named Recipient of 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

September 18, 2023 • Press Releases
Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—Sept. 18, 2023 — Dr.

MIT SCM Announces 2023-2024 AWE Fellowship Recipients

September 08, 2023 • Press Releases

The MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program is pleased to announce the winners from the Class of 2024 of the Advancing Women Through Education (AWE) Fellowship.

Calculating How to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Temperature-sensitive Cold Chain Shipments

August 08, 2023 • News

PhD Candidate Jonas Lehmann, CTL Principal Research Scientist Matthias Winkenbach, and CTL Research Scientist Milena Janjevic published a study highlighting the leading carbon footprint of hybrid containers.

"As carbon emissions surge worldwide, mounting pressure from politicians and shareholders alike is driving decarbonization efforts across all industries. In our new study, we investigate the operational and tactical levers to reduce carbon emissions in temperature-sensitive cold chain logistics.

Humanitarian Logistics online course makes critical disaster-response knowledge available to all

July 26, 2023 • Press Releases
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is pleased to announce the launch of its latest online, open-enrollment course, Humanitarian Logistics (SCM.283x). The course, open to all, illuminates key concepts and helps develop crucial skills for coordinating humanitarian response efforts to crisis-affected communities. “This course will show those seeking to make a positive impact how they can most effectively make a difference where the need is greatest,” said Jarrod Goentzel, Course Lead for Humanitarian Logistics.

Is Washington stepping up for truck drivers?

July 04, 2023 • In the Media

Research Scientist and FreightLab Co-Director David Correll recently gave an interview to FreightWaves touching on the quality of life for truck drivers. Here's a brief excerpt:

"There are two things about the way truck drivers are managed that are out of date: one, they do not qualify for overtime pay, and two, that they’re paid by the mile. These have always struck me as anachronistic and part of the problem, so efforts to correct this notion that overtime pay doesn’t apply to truck drivers I really think would help.

Will robots and AI take our jobs?

May 09, 2023 • In the Media

These days you can find robots at warehouses, in restaurants, and grocery stores. Artificial intelligence has computers completing jobs humans usually do. Together, they have a lot of people worried about the future of our workforce.

Procter & Gamble’s CEO on navigating rapid change

May 02, 2023 • In the Media

This article by Dylan Walsh was originally published as part of MIT Sloan School of Management's Ideas Made to Matter series. Read the entire article here.

Why you'll probably be paying more for produce this season

April 08, 2023 • In the Media

CBS News spoke to postdoctoral researcher Sreedevi Rajagopalan, of the LIFT Lab at MIT CTL, about the impact that extreme weather in California will likely have on food prices this year.

Thanks to devastating storms in California this winter, shoppers everywhere will be paying higher prices on groceries this spring and summer.

MIT CTL announces 2023-24 UPS Fellowship recipients

April 07, 2023 • Press Releases
Two students awarded full tuition and monthly stipend from UPS Foundation

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is pleased to announce that two students have been awarded the UPS Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year. Made possible by a grant to CTL from the UPS Foundation, the UPS Fellowship is designed to support exceptional students, one incoming MIT Master’s student and one MIT PhD student pursuing scholarship relating to logistics, freight transportation, supply chain management, or a related topic.

Men View Retirement As A Final Chapter While Many Women See A Fresh Start

April 05, 2023 • News

In an article for Forbes, MIT AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin writes that men and women tend to think about retirement differently. Research conducted by Joseph and MIT AgeLab's Chaiwoo Lee shows that women see retirement as a new chapter of their life beginning, whereas men tend to see it as a destination, a time of relaxation and leisure after decades of work.

As Women Live Longer, They Should Also Plan For A Second Retirement

March 30, 2023 • In the Media

In an article for Forbes, MIT AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin writes that some couples must prepare for a potential second retirement, as women may have more financial responsibilities if they outlive their partner.

Matthias Winkenbach appointed Principal Research Scientist

March 11, 2023 • Press Releases
Matthias Winkenbach

We are delighted to share that Dr.

What’s Shaping Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies?

March 09, 2023 • In the Media

As the pandemic receded and consumers began to return to stores, the retail landscape once again shifted, presenting supply chain professionals with a whole new set of challenges.

So what were these challenges and where are retailers feeling the pain? Dr. Eva Ponce conducted and analyzed a new survey in partnership with DC Velocity and examined the forces that shaped retailers’ omnichannel fulfillment strategies last year.

Exorcising Ghost Lanes From Transportation Procurement

March 02, 2023 • In the Media

Dr. Angela Acocella is a research affiliate at MIT CTL and a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University. This article was originally published in the Mar/Apr edition of Supply Chain Management Review.

In visit to MIT, FedEx founder Frederick Smith shares thoughts on innovation

February 15, 2023 • In the Media

On Jan. 26, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) hosted FedEx founder and executive chair Frederick W. Smith for an intimate, one-on-one conversation with Yossi Sheffi, director of CTL and professor of civil and environmental engineering. Their talk, titled "50 Years of Delivering Innovation," centered on the evolution of the supply chain and logistics fields over the last half-century — in which FedEx played a large part.

Bryan Reimer Examines the Balance Between Safety and Convenience in Driver-assistance Technology

February 12, 2023 • News

Research Scientist Bryan Reimer discusses his work with the Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Consortium with Automotive News on the Shift podcast.

Listen to their discussion here

Why Your Retirement Plan Should Include Ice Cream

February 10, 2023 • In the Media

In an interview with Barron's, MIT AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discussed why we need to think about how we will achieve our goals in retirement, not just what they are.

FedEx founder on innovation, climate change, and Amazon

February 07, 2023 • In the Media

This article by Sara Brown was originally published as part of MIT Sloan School of Management's Ideas Made to Matter series. Read the entire article here.

Assessing the State of Supply Chain Sustainability

February 06, 2023 • In the Media

In SupplyChainBrain, MIT Freight Lab Co-director David Correll writes about supply chain sustainability research and what changes to expect in the coming years.

State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2023 launches data collection

February 01, 2023 • News
The survey is open through February 28, 2023. Share your perspective and observations to help CTL gain a full understanding of the current state of supply chain sustainability.

PhD candidate Steven Parks awarded prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship

January 25, 2023 • News
Steven Parks

Steven Parks, a third-year PhD candidate and research assistant in the Megacity Logistics Lab, was awarded a fellowship through the Federal Highway Administration’s Dwight D.

Top 10: Supply Chain & Logistics Colleges in the US

January 24, 2023 • In the Media

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics' SCM program has been listed among Supply Chain Digital's list of top US college programs!

"This program is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the world. The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics moves leading-edge research from MIT’s labs to the global marketplace through its educational programs."

View the whole list on SupplyChain Digital

Sustainable Supply Chains Put the Customer First

January 04, 2023 • In the Media

MIT News discusses with Josué C. Velázquez Martínez about his focus on logistics sustainability and small firms in emerging markets.

MITx MicroMasters program celebrates 1 millionth enrollment

December 20, 2022 • News
A milestone in the evolution of education in the supply chain field was reached at the end of September, with the one-millionth enrollment in the MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management (SCM). The landmark number reflects both the success of the program and the changes transforming professional education as more learners turn to online programs to gain knowledge and improve their lives. MIT CTL, edX, and MITx celebrated the most recent group of program credential earners along with this milestone on Dec 7 with a live webinar celebration. Here are some clips from the event.

Repeated Routes Reduce Driver Dwell Time at Shippers, MIT Researcher Says

December 14, 2022 • In the Media

MIT FreightLab Co-Director David Correll discussed how sharing data among shippers, brokers, and carriers could address recurring issues in FreightWaves.

“The amount of dwell that we expect a driver to experience at a facility drops almost exponentially with repeated visits to that facility,” Correll said. “The brass tacks implication of that is that keeping people in the supply chain with consistent routes or consistent route expectations leads to things running more smoothly and effectively.